IBM Spectrum Scale Competitors and Alternatives

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Chamith Perera
Real User
Senior Systems Specialist and Pre-Sales at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Mar 12 2020

What is most valuable?

There's less downtime. All of the administrative tasks are easy and everything is centralized. Deduplication, compression features, replication, global mirroring and all the basic features you would expect are there.

What needs improvement?

In our country, Qatar, most of the industry isn't using too much HP. StoreVirtual doesn't move fast. It's not a popular product. A virtualization platform should be added to this platform. It's not an active-active cluster. It's… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The StoreVirtual solution is a hardware product, so the customer only purchases licenses on a one-time basis. I have no idea of the exact pricing for that, however. Unless the customer wants to add specific features like replication, all… more »

What other advice do I have?

StoreVirtual is mostly a mid-range to enterprise-level storage solution. In terms of performance, it's quite good. However, now we have some other products which are even better than HP itself. It's still a good solution. It's just a more… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We're interested in evaluating other solutions such as Red Hat and IBM Spectrum.
Real User
Storage Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 04 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the NVMe AFF.

How has it helped my organization?

For the All Flash FAS, it has lessened our performance issues. Our support for that is a lot easier for our patients to access.

What needs improvement?

The config could be a little easier. It's not entirely difficult, but it could be a somewhat easier. I have seen other vendors make it easier.

What other advice do I have?

NetApp solutions get rid of a lot of time spent on the operational side. This solution makes things easier for us on the operations side. NetApp seems to be very cognizant of what we need and where the future of technology is going with… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We chose NetApp for a lot of support reasons. Other vendors did not seem to not be on the forefront with their solutions. Their roadmaps for the future were unclear, where NetApp's roadmap is solid. It seemed very specific for our needs. We… more »
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